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1993M1. A massless spring with force constant k = 400 newtons per meter is fastened at its left end to a vertical wall, as shown in Figure 1. Initially, block C (mass mc = 4.0 kilograms) and block D (mass mD = 2.0 kilograms) rest on a horizontal surface with block C in contact with the spring (but not compressing it) and with blockD in contact with block C. Block C is then moved to the left, compressing the spring a distance of 0.50 meter, and held in place while blockD remains at rest as shown in Figure 11. (Use g = 10 m/s2.)
Block C is then released and accelerates to the right, toward blockD. The surface is rough and the
coefficient of friction between each block and the surface is\u00b5 = 0.4. The two blocks collide
instantaneously, stick together, and move to the right. Remember that the spring is not attached to block
C. Determine each of the following.
b. The speed vc of block C just before it collides with blockD
c. The speed vf blocks C andD just after they collide
d. The horizontal distance the blocks move before coming to rest
1993M2. A car of mass m, initially at rest at time t = 0, is driven to the right, as shown above,
along a straight, horizontal road with the engine causing a constant force Fo to be applied. While
moving, the car encounters a resistance force equal to -kv, where v is the velocity of the car and k is
a positive constant.
a. The dot below represents the center of mass of the car. On this figure, draw and label vectors to
1993M3. A long, uniform rod of massM and lengthl is supported at the left end by a
horizontal axis into the page and perpendicular to the rod, as shown above. The right end is
connected to the ceiling by a thin vertical thread so that the rod is horizontal. The moment of
inertia of the rod about the axis at the end of the rod is Ml2/3. Express the answers to all
parts of this question in terms ofM, l, and g.
a. Determine the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the rod by the axis.
b. The angular acceleration of the rod about the axis
c. The translational acceleration of the center of mass of the rod
d. The force exerted on the end of the rod by the axis
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